Leaderboard

PositionAvatarUsernamePointsRankAchievementsQuests
1Sean Tierney5900Nomad Level IIKnow it all IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconNavigator IconLight it up IconCelebrity IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconBaller IconNone
2jeff abercrombie5470Nomad Level IIYou’ve got heart! IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconLight it up IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
3Don Henderson2400Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconGold Star IconEdison IconNone
4Richard Duplain2330Nomad in trainingNavigator IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
5Dong Trinh2250Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
6Debbie Jae2120Nomad in trainingNavigator IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
7Suzanne Price1520Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
8Whitney Bateson1520Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconNavigator Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
9Joey Karam1440Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
10Paul First1420Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
11Alyssa Gantt1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
12Katie Ball1240Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
13Paula Suda830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
14Chris Schwartze350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
15Nick Fico300Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconNone
16Taylor Enfinger110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
17Mark Stratis90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
18Gareth Everson70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
19toto tartou70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
20Amy Marchesi70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
21Erica Lurie70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
22Bryan Howard70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
23Nina Marques70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
24Nikki Price70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
25Bryan Kirch50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
26Nathalie Cass50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
27Jose Godoy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
28Chris Schwartze50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
29Dominick Cabal50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
30Bill Nugget50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
31Gavin Elster50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
32Lyle Elkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
33Chris Womack50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
34Daniel Kern50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
35Andrew Euston50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
36kevin tither50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
37Kate Smith50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
38Leah Whetstone50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
39Janet Rouss50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
40Kevin Pham50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
41Sharon Elschot50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
42Natalie Gibson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
43Carly Clem50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
44Carly Clements50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
45Donna Jones50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
46Susanna Townsend50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
47Poppy Skepper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
48Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
49Karin Chazan50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
50Tess Pili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
51Kevin Glessner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
52Carlos Restrepo50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
53Janice Escobar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
54Lara Penner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
55Mr Ed50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
56Cait Sarazin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
57Alex Miller50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
58Genna Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
59Hunter Pine50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
60Lorraine Cooper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
61Chris Peloquin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
62Shoncy Wible50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
63Kate Shar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
64VEDANT AGARWAL50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
65Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
66Eddie Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
67Tim Costa50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
68Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
69Natalie Beer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
70Jessica Barthel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
71Michael Midkiff50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
72Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
73Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
74Brian Hennesy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
75Walker Flynn50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
76Emily Moyer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
77Brandon Clift50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
78Bryan Fischer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
79Benjamin Verhasselt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
80Corinne Brady50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
81emily zendel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone


Legend for badges:

The NomadPrep course encourages four fundamental behaviors in its students:

  1. Learn: put in the time to go through each lesson, do the research, ace the quizzes and absorb the information taught.
  2. Prepare: do the work to prepare (namely, complete each homework assignment IRL).
  3. Contribute: participate in the forums. Ask questions and help answer questions of others where you can contribute.
  4. Commit: take definitive baby-steps each day towards putting progressively more skin in the game and ultimately making the leap to go.

The course employs gamification towards promoting these behaviors via rewarding consistency of attendance, quiz scoring, completion of key steps, participation in the forums and other activities. Below are your current achievements, your current rank, a list of all possible attainable achievements and how you can win each (hover over each to see explanation). Your current standings relative to other students taking the course are at the top of the page.

My Achievements

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Badge Icon Badge Name Encourages How to earn Points Why it matters IRL
Heavy Lifter Preparation Complete Banking / Insurance checklist items 100  Knocking out the banking and insurance steps means you’ve gotten some weighty todo’s out of the way.
  Baller Contribution Ask five questions in forums 100 Every time you ask a question you not only get the answer for yourself but leave it preserved for others who follow.
  Edison Award Learning Complete 4 lessons 50 Inertia is everything. If you can make it through the first four days you can likely complete the entire course.
  Celebrity Contribution Reply to 5 forum posts 100 If you know the answer to something you’ve already learned, be a good nomadic citizen and help whomever has your question now.
  Gold Star Learning Get a perfect quiz 100 A perfect quiz means you’ve retained all the material and you’re engaged in the learning process.
  Engaged Contribution Submit blog to RemoteYearBlogs.com 300  Syndicating your own blog posts and reading others via RYBlogs lets you connect more deeply than just following people on Instagram.
  Academic Eggcellence Learning Perfect attendance. 14-day streak of flawless attendance. 200  This means you are diligent with your prep efforts and committed to learning everything you can about being effective before you go.
  Goin’ Platinum Preparation Complete safety / gear / apps checklist items 200  You’ve completed the safety lesson, obtained all the mobile apps and purchased the gear from the gear lesson.
  Big Heart Learning Complete course 700  Completing the course is a major achievement and means you’ve done everything possible to educate yourself.
  Light it up Preparation Complete all Infosec items 250 Keeping a good security posture, having strategies for protecting your data and having redundancy means you’re well ahead of the game in resiliency to the inevitable surprises on the road.
  Navigator Preparation Complete all travel docs and immunization items 100 It’s critical to have all your travel docs and immunizations in order to be able to go.
  You’re on the map Commitment Show up 😉 50 Just starting the course means you’ve taken a definitive step to get better prepared.
  3-day Streak Commitment Log in three days in a row 300  Coming back three days in a row means you have good momentum, and developing that is key to start a long journey.
  Throwin’ Down Commitment Pay program deposit 1000  This means you’ve put major skin in the game and are fully committed to the adventure.
  Space Cowboy Preparation Complete Employment / Living Situation / Vehicle / Phone items 500  Encumbrances can derail the best-laid plans. This means you’ve cleared a bunch of the potential obstacles that would keep you from going.
  Know it all Contribution Reply to 20 questions in forums 300  Answering twenty questions for others is no joke. You are a true contributor and samaritan.
  Enlightened Contribution Ask 20 questions in forums 200  Asking twenty questions means you’ve really put in the time to research and develop good questions not already addressed in the forums. Way to expand your own knowledge while creating a resource for others.
  World Traveler Commitment Book your outbound flight 600  There’s no turning back now… 😉 Booking your flight is the final step in commitment. Bon voyage.